Jun 01 2016

The Traditional Latin Mass has been celebrated in a relatively unchanged form throughout nearly all of the Church's history and it is this Mass which Father Frederick Faber once described as "the most beautiful thing this side of heaven". Although the Mass has, at various times, incurred minor modifications to its liturgy, notably in 1570 and 1962, Pope Paul VI promulgated a new missal in 1969, which came into effect in 1970. This new rite of Mass was radically different from the traditional Latin Mass which preceded it. Between 1970 and 1984 the Vatican restricted the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. In October 1984, following the issue of the indult Quattuor Abhinc Annos from Pope John Paul II, permission to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass became at the discretion of the local bishop. In July 1988 Pope John Paul II issued the motu proprio Ecclesia Dei Adflicta which, among other things, required that respect be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition. The status of the Traditional Latin Mass changed again on 14 September 2007 as a result of Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

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Latest News

Aberdeen Masses

Joyous news that monthly Masses in the Extraordinary Form have been inaugurated in the Diocese of Aberdeen.


First Mass - Fr James Mawdsley, FSSP

On Saturday 16th  July at 12:00 midday

 Fr James Mawdsley, FSSPcelebrated his  First Mass  in the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 162 Broomfield Road, Glasgow G21 3UE.


Forthcoming Masses at Historic locations

There are three Masses to be celebrated this summer at Torphicen Perceptory, Cambuskenneth Abbey and Crossraguel Abbey.


First Mass - Fr Ninian Doohan

On the 20th of August at 12pm, Fr Ninian Doohan of Dunkeld Diocese offered a first Solemn High Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Balornock. A link to pictures and video of this can be found HERE

Two Shrines Pilgrimage

Earlier this month Scotland saw its first three day walking pilgrimage in the Chartres mould walking from the National Shrine to St Andrew in Edinburgh to the ruined mediaeval shrine to our patron saint in his eponymous city of St Andrews. Read more...